Roanoke is a small town in Texas with just over 8,000 residents. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees appear in smaller numbers. At an average age of just over 34, the town's population skews younger than most cities in Texas. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 65% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,211 a month, exceeding the state average by $183/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Compared to the national average (13%), Roanoke has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 with Bachelor's degrees (17%). Additionally, 24% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Roanoke, the most common five of which are finance, warehousing, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 31% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 16% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Roanoke workers earn an average annual income of around $94K, around $22,000 more than the Texas average. Roanoke's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Roanoke residents find that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (50%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.